National League
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Grimsby Town 0-1 FC Halifax Town

Lois Maynard scored the only goal of the game as Halifax maintained their play-off push with a win over promotion rivals Grimsby.

Maynard opened the scoring with a stunning strike from 25 yards.

Ryan Crowther came close to making it 2-0 in the closing stages but his effort was blocked before Paul Marshall fired over the rebound.

The result sees Halifax leapfrog Grimsby into third spot after a seventh consecutive clean sheet.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Paul Hurst

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Post-match: Grimsby Town boss Hurst

"I don't like losing. We lost to the in-form team in the league, so we've had that two weeks running with Woking and then Halifax. I didn't think there was anything in the game in all honesty, we've lost to an excellent strike.

"I think all night it was a frantic night to be honest. I think when they go 1-0 up they're just happy to clear the ball and sort of not too interested where it goes.

"We had the best chance in the game there's no getting away from that."

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 13McKeown
  • 30Boyce
  • 2Hatton
  • 5PearsonBooked at 18mins
  • 3ThomasBooked at 33mins
  • 7ColbeckSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 69'minutes
  • 11Neilson
  • 8Disley
  • 4KerrBooked at 44minsSubstituted forThanojat 82'minutes
  • 28TounkaraSubstituted forHannahat 69'minutes
  • 9Cook

Substitutes

  • 26McLaughlin
  • 12McDonald
  • 17Hannah
  • 27Fyfield
  • 18Thanoj

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 6Lowe
  • 20MaynardBooked at 37mins
  • 3McManus
  • 5Pearson
  • 15RobertsBooked at 73mins
  • 23SmithBooked at 13mins
  • 29BoltonBooked at 90mins
  • 18Marshall
  • 11Gregory
  • 40SpencerSubstituted forCrowtherat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Wilson
  • 28Crowther
  • 22Ainge
  • 7Smith
  • 12Senior
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
4,374

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Booking

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James McKeown (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andi Thanoj replaces Scott Kerr.

Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Crowther replaces Scott Spencer.

Booking

Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt blocked. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Joe Colbeck.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Oumare Tounkara.

Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Hatton with a cross.

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town).

Hand ball by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matthew Pearson.

Attempt missed. Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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